Kevin Cyr original-Hooper
HOOPER by Kevin Cyr
Size_Width 36” x “60”
Medium_Oil on panel
Painted in 2014 for a group show at LaRouche Gallery in Montreal, the van originated from Williamsburg Brooklyn, on Hooper Street. Drawn to the unusual color and strips of the van, and the juxtaposition of the clean exterior and the scratches & dings that gave the vehicle its true character, Hooper lives on in this piece, but has yet to be seen again on the streets.
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada and grew up in Madawaska, Maine. In 2000, he received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Portland, ME. His paintings, drawings, sculpture & installations have been exhibited by galleries & museums nationally & internationally. His work has been widely collected and is in the permanent collections of La Fondation d’Oxylane in Lille, France and the West Collection in Oaks, Pennsylvania.